Emerson's Nonlinear Nature
University of Missouri Press, 2007 - 200 strani
"Examines Emersonian naturalism from the standpoint of nonlinearity, offering new ways of reading and thinking about Emerson's stance toward nature and the influence of science on his thought. Windolph breaks new ground by exploring how considerations of shape and the act of seeing underpin all of Emerson's theories about nature"--Provided by publisher.
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